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Aloha from Dr. Martin Luther King and Tulsi Gabbard

    Aloha from Dr. Martin Luther King and Tulsi Gabbard

Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, the peace messenger in the Democratic primary, was not even born when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his prophetic anti-war address at Riverside Church in New York, April 4, 1967. I remember sitting in one of the pews as King dramatized the domestic and human costs of war. That speech…

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This Iran War Vet Has Some Advice for Trump: Don’t Play Checkers with the Grandmasters of Chess

    This Iran War Vet Has Some Advice for Trump: Don’t Play Checkers with the Grandmasters of Chess

Dear President Trump, In a recent Tweet, you claimed that “Iranians never won a war, but never lost a negotiation.” As a world citizen and a veteran of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, I have firsthand experience with the bitterness of war, and I have a few suggestions and responses for you. First, I would advise you against…

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The End of Human Civlisation: War, Empire and Racism in the Anthropocene

    The End of Human Civlisation: War, Empire and Racism in the Anthropocene

INSURGE INTELLIGENCE — The Anthropocene. A proposed new geological epoch which designates a shift to a planetary age dominated by human impacts across the geological processes of the Earth. Geologists dispute the duration, precision, relevance and even accuracy of the concept. But the term has increasingly entered the scientific lexicon as increasing numbers of experts…

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Divine Missions of Destruction: Why a US War with Iran is Virtually Inevitable

    Divine Missions of Destruction: Why a US War with Iran is Virtually Inevitable

The 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal between the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council + Germany (P5+1) and Iran was supposed to usher in a new beginning. It was supposed to bring stability to the Middle East and lead to the resolution of multiple conflicts, and for a short period of time, it seemed…

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For the US and Israel, Iran Works Best as a Perpetual Threat

  For the US and Israel, Iran Works Best as a Perpetual Threat

JERUSALEM, PALESTINE — According to a story in Haaretz, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said recently that “the United States will respond with military force if its interests are attacked by Iran.” However, there are several reasons why Israel and the U.S. will not attack Iran, at least not directly. Al Jazeera reports…

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MintCast Interviews Filmmaker Robbie Martin: The Neoconservative Endgame

  MintCast Interviews Filmmaker Robbie Martin: The Neoconservative Endgame

MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb recently spoke to Robbie Martin (@FluorescentGrey), a filmmaker whose recent documentary series A Very Heavy Agenda explores how prominent Bush-era neo-conservatives have continued to dominate the Washington foreign policy debate and have been instrumental in creating and fomenting Russiagate and Cold War 2.0. Neoconservatives, or Neocons, have been a…

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The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial: What Illinois Bikers Know That Washington Doesn’t

  The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial: What Illinois Bikers Know That Washington Doesn’t

Earlier this month, I spent a day visiting Marseilles to videotape a documentary about recent American military history, specifically the ongoing wars that most of us prefer not to think about. Lest there be any confusion, let me be more specific. I am not referring to Marseilles (mar-SAY), France, that nation’s largest port and second…

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What Could Be More “Fun” than Covering the Pentagon and All Its “Toys”? Asks the New York Times

  What Could Be More “Fun” than Covering the Pentagon and All Its “Toys”? Asks the New York Times

Every day, on page A2, the New York Times runs an excruciating feature called “Inside the Times,” wherein one of its reporters tells us (as the feature ought to be entitled) “What It’s Like to Be Me at the New York Times.” Such narcissistic burbling is so empty, and so much less enlightening than the news…

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US Media Coverage of Venezuela Reaches All-Time Low

  US Media Coverage of Venezuela Reaches All-Time Low

As famed Latin American author Eduardo Galeano once wrote, “every time the US ‘saves’ a country, it converts it into either an insane asylum or a cemetery.” Of course, as we look over the wreckage left by the US in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, we see…

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CODEPINK Ranks the 2020 Presidential Candidates on War, Peace and Military Spending

  CODEPINK Ranks the 2020 Presidential Candidates on War, Peace and Military Spending

Forty-five years after Congress passed the War Powers Act in the wake of the Vietnam War, it has finally used it for the first time, to try to end the U.S.-Saudi war on the people of Yemen and to recover its constitutional authority over questions of war and peace. This hasn’t stopped the war yet, and…

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